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  • Title: იმპერატორი
  • Author: Ryszard Kapuściński
  • ISBN: 9789941234910
  • Page: 259
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. A 3.5 star rating perhaps. This book contains accounts from those close to Ethiopia’s last emperor, Haile Selassie. It chronicles Selassie’s opulent lifestyle and his subsequent downfall. It speaks to the undoing of African leaders. I’ve always been intrigued by Selassie and was interested to know more about him.The Emperor is a very dramatic account of Selassie's and I did get a slightly clearer idea of who Selassie was. He was very progressive in many ways, and he was quite eccentric as [...]

    2. Fantastical story of the life and fall of Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia. Dialogue seems tad polished to be from real interviews, and seems to me to be a pointed allegory for the Soviet Union.

    3. From the waning Gomulka regime forward, Kapuscinski fashioned a journalistic career out of exceedingly subtle swipes at the pretenses and tragicomic self-deception of Soviet-style Communism. The Emperor is aimed at Haile Selassie, who Kapuscinski paints as a vapid, self-important ignoramus.How much of this is actually Selassie and how much is carefully picked in order to make fun of Stalin or Khrushchev or even Gomulka is up for debate, but that's exactly what makes this book a masterpiece: I ca [...]

    4. Cuốn sách này khó xếp loại. Bề ngoài nó là một phóng sự về những ngày tháng cuối của triều đại hoàng đếHaile Selassie, vị hoàng đế cuối cùng của Ethiopia, trong triều đại Solomon kéo dài liên tục 700 năm từ năm 1270 tới năm 1974. Haile Selasie (H.S.) cũng như các vị vua của triều đại Solomon, tự nhận là dòng dõi của vua Solomon người Do Thái (thông qua nữ hoàng Sheba của Ethiopia được nhắc đ [...]

    5. Ryszard Kapuściński luôn biết cách xóa nhòa ranh giới giữa các thể loại, phóng sự của ông hấp dẫn như một cuốn tiểu thuyết, chân dung vị Hoàng đế và những sự kiện lịch sử của đất nước Ethiopia được ông kể lại qua lời kể của rất nhiều nhân vật được ông phỏng vấn giấu mặt, giấu tên sống động và đầy những trăn trở dù ông luôn khách quan, không can thiệp quá sâu vào câu chuy [...]

    6. The Emperor baffles any ready description. A Polish journalist, Ryszard Kapuscinski, renders an account of the last schizophrenic years of Ethiopia’s ancient kingdom and the demise of it emperor, whose ways are not our ways, to say the least. Reviews may not suffice to say exactly why or how the book works, but I’ll add mine anyway to the others that have noted its mystique.The book's structure takes a straightforward path. The author interviews courtiers, associates and servants of the Empe [...]

    7. A little lesson in the blurred lines between reportage and fiction - a "detailed account" of the fall of Haile Sellasie given by the ministers and servants who once waited upon him. Not, of course, that you'd ever believe these are direct transcriptions of interviews, or that Kapuscinski hasn't modified and tailored these accounts as he sees fit, unless you believe all of the ministers speak in an identical fantastical ironical language. I suppose if you have narrow ideas of what constitutes non [...]

    8. Hĺbkový pohľad do sveta, v ktorom absolutisticky vládne jeden človek. Najviac sa mi páčili popisy toho, ako sa v takomto prostredí fyzicky menia osoby, ktoré sa dostanú k moci. Aj preto, že som si tieto prejavy všimla aj v našich reáliách, dokonca na ľuďoch, ktorých osobne poznám. Druhé, čo ma nadchlo, boli popisy vládcových stratégií, ako sa udržať pri moci. My si z týchto praktík robíme často srandu a nevieme, či ide o náhodu, alebo vedomú snahu a tu nám to n [...]

    9. Fenomenalna ideja da se o nekom vladaru piše iz perspektive onih koji su činili njegovu poslugu i za njega radili.

    10. The Emperor is a bizarre and at time grotesquely comic portrait of the last Emperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie. It is also a detail and evocative exploration of tyranny. Kapuscinki in a much more impressionistic mood details the rule and fall of another tyrant the last Shah of Iran in the Shah of Shahs. By focusing on tyrants of U.S. client states he uses a trick employed by other Iron Curtain writers (Ex. Kadare) to critique autocracy in genera,l as in general most dictatorships are the same wh [...]

    11. Iako je Kapušćinjski proglašen za novinara XX vijeka, iako je ispratio 27 državnih udara, pučeva raznih vrsta, revolucija i nasilnih i manje nasilnih promjena vlasti, iako je četiri puta stajao pred streljačkim vodom i za dlaku izbjegao smrt - gotovo je nemoguće doći do njegovih knjiga na srpskom. Srećom, žena me je iznenadila engleskim izdanjem Penguina. Do sada sam zapravo samo jednu pročitao na srpskom, a to su "Putovanja sa Herodotom". Ovo je knjiga o vladavini Hajla Salasija kro [...]

    12. I often wondered what the atmosphere would have been like in Selassie's final years as Emperor of Ethiopia, what factors led to the decay of his empire and the methods taken to depose him. If these interviews are credible then Ryszard Kapuscinski has shed light on the matter. 'The Emperor' portrays the human side of Haile Selassie - as a creaky and venerable old man with both faults and weaknesses - which is a stark contrast to the symbol of humility in power and all-conquering lion, that he usu [...]

    13. Ta książka nie jest reportażem, tylko bardziej esejem o istocie władzy. Najlepiej widać to w warstwie językowej, wszyscy bohaterowie mówią tym samym głosem, widać że to styl Kapuścińskiego, a nie autentyczne wypowiedzi dworzan.Trochę mnie irytowała przesadna literackość, najbardziej chyba pod koniec te piętrzące się bez końca częstochowskie rymy "Lepiej nie skakać, żeby potem nie płakać. Lepiej nie gardłować, żeby nie żałować." Wg mnie odzierają one książkę z [...]

    14. I suppose the American frame of reference for The Emperor is probably the "new journalism" stuff from the '60s-- Truman Capote, Tom Wolfe, Hunter Thompson, all that. So I liked all those guys a grip when I was in high school, and now that I'm a bit more grown-up, I can appreciated Ryszard Kapuscinski. Rather than writing about kids dropping acid, he writes about the utter insanity of the court of King Haile Selassie at the twilight of the Ethiopian Empire.And rather than being strict reportage, [...]

    15. Great historical book describing the mood of the palace in Ethiopia under the rule of Haile Selassie. Excellent in its description of mood. You actually see the insanity and chaos that Selassie created and nurtured in his palace and metaphorically throughout his country. And by the end of the book, you understand how the King of Kings was destroyed by the monster he created. The style was unlike any book I'd read in the past. It was really well done.

    16. The most penetrating, compelling book on the nature of power and the inevitability of it's dissolution within the framework of human nature, Kapuscinski's book should be taught -before- Maciavelli in any self-respecting Political Science class.

    17. Salman Rushdie wrote about him: "One Kapuściński is worth more than a thousand whimpering and fantasizing scribblers. His exceptional combination of journalism and art allows us to feel so close to what Kapuściński calls the inexpressible true image of war".

    18. Na początku zachwyt, potem znużenie. Doceniam kunszt, formę i styl, ale to chyba nie mój świat. Ani sama Etiopia, ani Kapuściński.

    19. This book was a gift to me from a friend who is a former Guardian journalist. During the Communist era Ryszard Kapuściński was foreign correspondent for the Polish Press Agency, and reported on civil wars and revolutions from all over the Third World. The introduction by Neal Ascherson reveals that after reporting on the coup of 1974 that destroyed the Abyssinian Empire, Kapuściński was approached by his publishers to write a book on it, but could not find a way to write it. Suddenly he reme [...]

    20. None of Kapuściński's books hold my attention the way The Shadow of the Sun does, however, that is not to say, I do not like The Emperor. Expectations on my part prevented me from enjoying the book the way it would deserve.

    21. After reading this book, I am thoroughly displeased with Mr. Kapuściński's writing style. The book does not mention is earnest Emperor Haile Selassie I's accomplishments. Rather, it seems like a postmortem smear campaign of a beloved world leader. There is only one side to this story, and that is the "fact" that His Imperial Majesty was a poor leader and a power hungry despot. Almost all other sources will indicate otherwise.Here are a few things to think about before and while reading this bo [...]

    22. I recently asked my friends from all over the world to recommend some books/authors from their own countries that I could read since I realized the literature I read was painfully limited to products of a handful of countries. I was very interested in hearing voices from other cultures. Among all the recommendations I received, it was Kapuscinski and his body of work that intrigued me the most. As a big fan of Orwell’s more journalistic books and given my own background(journalism and a love o [...]

    23. For years I had heard what a wonderful writer Kapuscinski was but to me this book was a let down. It read more like a tell-all scandal rag rather than the superior journalistic account it was touted to be. Additionally the book, reflective of the journalistic nature, just did not have the depth needed on the topic. Sadly, there just is not another account available on the background of the end of Haile Salassie and the rise of the Marxists in Ethiopia. The book consists of three parts: Part I: T [...]

    24. The Emperor is so powerful that when he elevates someone to a new position, he changes their body language completely:First, the whole figure of a man changes. What had been slender and trim-waisted now starts to become a square silhouette. It is a massive and solemn square: a symbol of the solemnity and weight of power. We can already see that this is not just anybody’s silhouette, but that of visible dignity and responsibility. A slowing down of movements accompanies this change in the figur [...]

    25. kapuscinski is one of the best journalists of all time, and the story of haile selassie, king of kings, as told by using the anecdotes of servants, civil and personal, closest to the failed emperor (a man, for instance, whose job it was for decades to place a pillow under haile selassie's short legs so his feet wouldn't dangle in an undignified manner). superlatives are best underused, so i'll just provide a bit of his writing. from when the edges of the empire first begin to fray:"P.M. (the ano [...]

    26. Fascinating book - an oral history of the last days of Haile Selassie's empire told by his palace servants. It most reminded me of the second half of Murakami's underground, when the brainwashed former cultists still adhered to the Aum Shinrikyo ethos. There were sections here where I lost interest (mainly as a result of repetition), but what will always stick with me are the little absurdities (the revolution starting at a fashion show; the Swiss calisthenics instructors appearing days before t [...]

    27. Such a fantastic, richly told expose of Haile Selassie who was emperor of Ethiopia 1930-74 as told by a Polish journalist who tracked down and spoke to people who were part of the court, as few and limited as they were, and I'm just going to take it at face value for this review.I vaguely remember reading a little about Selassie in GCSE history in the context of WWII - my textbook even had a photograph of him - and the impression I got was that he was a dignified and revered internationalist whi [...]

    28. My favorite books by Kapuscinski are those where the author travels and explains for the world what other peoples feel. This is just an original biography. It has been contested in its accuracy. The protagonist, Haile Selassie, emperor of Ethiopia, is shown as a surreal personality who controlled a populated African country. The book tries to introduce you into the history of the man who, on the other hand, Rastafarians chose as the reincarnation of Jah. This is the portrait of a naïve man who [...]

    29. Das vorliegende Buch zeigt den Verfall des äthiopischen Reiches bis zur Absetzung der Monarchie. Die Schilderung erfolgt anhand wiedergegebener Aussagen von Hofangestellten und Bewohner wie wiederkehrend eingefügten Berichten des Autors. Durch diese Darstellung wechselt der Autor scheinbar die Perspektive, indem er "vermeintlich" verschiedene Perspektiven anbietet. Eine höhere Objektivität wird dadurch natürlich nicht geschaffen, da Auswahl und Darstellung des Gesagten dem Autor selbst vorb [...]

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